June 9, 2000 |
The premiere of the new action movie "Gone in 60 Seconds" at the Mann's National in Westwood was as much a coming-out party for newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton as a big summer movie premiere. Much attention was poured on the couple, wearing his-and-hers leather pants, who wed on the fly several weeks ago. They cuddled and posed on the red carpet, and Jolie proudly showed off her latest tattoo, which says "Billy Bob" in swirly script on her left arm. The after-party Monday night was, appropriately enough, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Mid-Wilshire.
February 4, 2000 |
"The Beach" premiere on Wednesday evening at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood was a study in Leo-mania. Hundreds of fans, mostly young women, waited hours for a glimpse of Leonardo DiCaprio. To the delight of the crowd, the impish actor showed up dateless. For the post-screening bash, party planner Jeffrey Best transformed the nearby club called Blue into the one-night-only Reclining Buddha (the film was shot in Thailand).
June 9, 2000 |
The premiere of the new action movie "Gone in 60 Seconds" at the Mann's National in Westwood was as much a coming-out party for newlyweds Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton as a big summer movie premiere. Much attention was poured on the couple, wearing his-and-hers leather pants, who wed on the fly several weeks ago. They cuddled and posed on the red carpet, and Jolie proudly showed off her latest tattoo, which says "Billy Bob" in swirly script on her left arm.
September 9, 1999
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "Analyze This," "Message in a Bottle," "Cruel Intentions," "Payback" and "True Crime." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "There's Something About Mary," "Pokemon: Seaside Pikachu," "Pokemon: Psychic Surprise," "Pokemon: Poke-Friends" and "Hercules: Zero to Hero." What's New In stores this week: * "Twin Dragons" (Dimension), comedy starring Jackie Chan. (PG-13) * "The Other Sister" (Touchstone), comedy starring Juliette Lewis.
July 12, 1994
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has lured prominent Hollywood lawyer Lloyd Braun to the company as a senior executive as part of its continued rapid growth and diversification. Braun, 35, is expected to join the company in mid-August from Silverberg, Katz, Thompson & Braun, where he is a founding partner and represents such high-profile actresses as Cher, Robin Wright, Juliette Lewis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and radio personality Howard Stern.
December 26, 2013 |
"I'm just truth telling," says Meryl Streep's Violet, the gorgon mother at the center of "August: Osage County," and in that same spirit I have to confess that (a) I never saw this Pulitzer Prize-winning vehicle by Tracy Letts when it was on stage and (b) nothing about this film version makes me regret that choice. Despite a pedigree that includes five Tonys in addition to that Pulitzer and a cast of gifted actors that is a full dozen deep, "August: Osage County" does nothing but disappoint, with all the talent involved simply underlining how uninvolving this material is. If anything, the cinematic "August" feels related to that branch of reality TV where dysfunctional characters, whether active or passive, make a public display of their wretched lives.
September 8, 2000 |
Since Quentin Tarantino has been making himself scarce--and Sergio Leone is dead, Howard Hawks is dead and John Woo is on Cruise control--Christopher McQuarrie has decided to fill the enormous void with "The Way of the Gun," an implement of destruction loaded with more borrowed film riffs than could be compiled by 47 clones of Robert Rodriguez.
April 28, 2011 |
The combo of faith healing and showbiz occupies an indelible place in Los Angeles history, a dark vein of razzmatazz. For his first stint in the director's chair, actor Mark Ruffalo dives into that volatile mix with a contemporary vision set amid downtown's dispossessed, fringe dwellers and rock 'n' roll strivers. Despite the powerful sense of place, "Sympathy for Delicious" unwinds a narrative thread that grows increasingly tattered and flimsy. Especially in light of Ruffalo's distinguished screen performances — including his role in this film — "Sympathy" plays out with a disappointing messiness.
September 19, 2003 |
With "Cold Creek Manor," gifted and idiosyncratic director Mike Figgis has sophisticated fun with the old-dark-house thriller genre and brings to it a subtly satirical edge. The result is a lightweight popcorn movie, hardly the scariest of the year but with enough jolts to be satisfying. Writer Richard Jefferies' solid script emphasizes character and psychology over plot and provides Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone with engaging, multidimensional starring roles.